Green Long Brinjal Vegetable Seeds For Kitchen/Home Garden - The fruit is a fleshy, nutritious, and succulent. The vegetable's origin is known to be India and Sri Lanka. The Brinjal is also for an awesome food type because of its versatile nature. It can be baked, grilled, roasted, stewed, stuffed, dried, braised, mashed, pickled, pureed, or breaded and fried. Eggplant on its own is less nutritious, however, its capacity to absorb nutrition is immense. A serving of 1/2 cup, cubed, boiled eggplant provides 13 calories, 0.1g fat, no cholesterol, 2mg sodium, 0.4g protein, 3.2g carbohydrate and 119g potassium. Raw eggplant consists of many micronutrients such as: Riboflavin or Vitamin B2, Thiamin - Vit. B1, Panthothenic acid or B5, B6, Folate, Calcium, Iron, phosphorus, potassium, zinc and manganese.Growing Guide for Brinjal Green Long SeedsPlanting Instructions Soak the seeds overnight to promote germination. Start planting indoors 2 months before the soil warms up and keep in a warm place inside the house. Sow seeds about 10 mm, 24 to 30 inches apart in well-prepared beds. Transplant the seedlings when they have grown a couple of leaf sets. Pinch out the terminal growing tips for a bushier plant. Growing Requirements Evenly moist soil ensures faster growth. Do not over-water or allow the soil to dry out. Eggplant prefers a sandy soil with a pH of 5.5 to 6.8 Grow eggplant in full sun Brinjal requires a minimum temperature of 18 C (65 F) during early growth, but optimal temperature is in the range of 24–27 C (75-80 F) How To Harvest Harvest 16 to 24 weeks after sowing, when the skin of the fruit is shiny and unwrinkled.Cut the fruit close to the stem and leave about an inch of it attached. Eggplants can be stored for up to two weeks in humid conditions no lower than 10 degrees F.